Tribune Pulse - December 21, 2017 - Volume I - Issue 38
We would like to wish all our members and colleagues from around the world a joyful holiday season, and health, peace and prosperity in 2018.
This is the time of year to reflect upon the many accomplishments of the year gone by, and to look forward to the achievements possible in the year ahead.
We thank you for being part of our important community and look forward to connecting with you again in the New Year.
Nancy Ascher, Mehmet Haberal, Philip O'Connell
on behalf of the TTS Executive
January 24, 2018 - Webinar
Quality Assessment of Kidneys for Transplantation – Truth or Dare
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12pm EST (9am San Francisco / 3pm Rio de Janeiro)
|Speaker: Professor Sandy Feng, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery in Residence Director, Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship University of California San Franciscos
|Moderator: Professor Eduardo Rocha, MD, PhD
Professor of Nephrology Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Overview: The demand for kidney transplantation continues to rise inexorably as its life-saving and life-enhancing benefits are strongly established. The supply of kidneys remains sorely inadequate both in quantity and, very importantly, quality. These two factors combine to exert tremendous pressure to accomplish transplantation by aggressively utilizing all available deceased donor organs. This webinar will consider donor, recipient, transplant, and other relevant factors, as well as their potential interplay, that enter into the critical decision of whether to transplant or not to transplant.
George Mazariegos interviewed on Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC spearheading an initiative meant to standardize care for pediatric transplant patients
Our goal is to have a nationally representative, inclusive network of pediatric transplant centers that are going to agree to focus on being transparent and not being competitive on their own center practice or policy...
IN THE NEWS
Bioengineers imagine the future of vaccines and immunotherapy
December 14 - In the not-too-distant future, nanoparticles delivered to a cancer patient's immune cells might teach the cells to destroy tumors. (Christopher Jewell / Jonathan Bromberg highlighted in this article).
Genomic blood test predicts survival for heart failure patients after MCS surgery
December 19 - Researchers at UCLA have developed a blood test using gene activity data from immune cells that helps predict the survival of advanced heart failure patients receiving mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices.
Bilirubin-Loaded Capsules Increase Survival of Transplanted Pancreatic Cells
December 19 - NC State - By encapsulating bilirubin within tiny nanoparticles, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ohio State University have improved the survival rates of pancreatic islet cells in vitro in a low-oxygen environment. The work has implications for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes in both canine and human patients.
Notice - 2018 Member Invoices
TTS and Section members were emailed their annual dues invoices last week.
TTS 2018 Find&FIll the Gap Contest
Applications have been rolling in! Deadline January 15.
We want you to contribute to the Congress by finding a gap in the congress program and submitting your own proposal to fill it. Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee and the top proposals will be voted on by the community. Winners will be part of the official program and be hosted in the TTS Innovation Studio in the Exhibit Hall.
TTS Officer / Council Nominations - January 31, 2018
TTS is seeking nominations for three Officer positions that will be vacated in 2018: President-Elect, Vice President and Treasurer. In addition, five of the 12 Councilors-at-large will be changing.
Medawar Prize Nominations - January 31, 2018
The Medawar Prize, named after Society co-founder Sir Peter Medawar, is recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation.
Recognition Award Nominations - January 31, 2018
The Transplantation Society bestows Honours and Awards to recognize individuals contributing to the field of transplantation through outstanding achievement (for basic scientists, clinicians and in developing countries), and mentorship and training. All members of TTS in good standing are eligible to make nominations and to be nominated for these Awards.
Women in Transplantation Awards - January 31, 2018
The Women in Transplantation (WIT) Steering Committee have created the Woman Leader in Transplantation Award to recognize a woman who has helped further the field of transplantation through research, policies, leadership, initiatives or other regarded contributions. Also created by the WIT Steering Committee, the Unsung Hero Award will be presented to one woman who has had an extraordinary impact in transplantation through community service, volunteering, mentorship or other community based activity.
Transplantation Science Awards - Deadline May 31, 2018
The Transplantation Science Committee together with The Transplantation Society and Transplantation are pleased to announce the best manuscripts published by the journal in 2017. Named after two pioneering giants, a selection committee that included editors of Transplantation, The Transplantation Society, in addition to members and chairs of the Transplantation Science Committee will select two winners amongst a very competitive group of publications.